Facilities

In class teaching for Tourism and Travel – Adventure & Ecotourism mostly occurs in Room C215 of the Shuniah Building. Our lab was upgraded this past summer and now has screamer computers and an advanced overhead computer display system.

Nor’west Outdoor Centre

The Nor’west Outdoor Centre is the outdoor education facility that the Tourism & Travel-Adventure & Ecotourism will be utilizing in part of the delivery of the ‘Adventure Trends & Specialties’ course in the 3rd semester. The facility is located within 10 minutes of downtown, Thunder Bay and is situated amongst the Nor’wester mountain range. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of programs and activities that include the following:

  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Bouldering
  • Caving
  • Orienteering
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Winter Camping

White Otter Lake – Turtle River Provincial Park

Northwestern Ontario is a renowned four-season destination, providing a ready-made environment for practical learning. Located 160km west of Thunder Bay lies Turtle River Provincial Park. This park is a paradise for canoeists, wildlife watchers, and nature photographers. Found within the park is the gem, White Otter Castle”. This ‘outdoor classroom’ is an ideal setting for studies in the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry – eco and adventure tourism. Orientation commences almost immediately following the beginning of the academic year. Part of orientation is a canoe trip.

Quetico Provincial Park

Northwestern Ontario is a renowned four-season destination, providing a ready-made environment for practical learning. Quetico is a protected, pristine wilderness retreat of international acclaim west of Lake Superior on the Canada-U.S. border. The park’s tangled network of lakes once formed water routes travelled by Ojibway and fur traders. Now it is primarily the destination of canoeists seeking solitude and glimpses of wildlife by cascading waterfalls, glassy lakes and endless forests. This ‘outdoor classroom’ is an ideal setting for studies in the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry – eco and adventure tourism. Orientation commences almost immediately following the beginning of the academic year. Part of orientation is a canoe trip.

Thunder Bay Airport

The Thunder Bay Airport has been utilized as a facility to host terminal and airline tours for the Tourism & Travel – Adventure & Ecotourism students. Some areas visited have been: control tower, Flight Service, Security area, baggage make-up, ramp, and check-in.

ACE – Aviation Centre of Excellence

Our new, 59,000 square foot, Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) located at the Thunder Bay International Airport opened for classes in the Fall of 2003. The star attraction at ACEs is the DC-9 aircraft donated by Air Canada. We plan to utilize the aircraft for Flight Attendant training.